How often do you get a good nights sleep? Think back to the last time you woke up in bed and felt completely refreshed. For some people, it may take a while to remember the last time they woke up before their alarm clock or simply woke up completely ready to tackle the day. This is an unfortunate consequence of sleeping poorly or simply not getting enough sleep. Everyone should be experiencing sweet dreams and refreshing mornings. If you aren’t, maybe it’s time to truly look into why.
Does it take you a long time to fall asleep? Do you lay in bed tossing and turning or overthinking things? This is more common than you’d think and it might be caused by something that you haven’t yet considered: light. Next time you look around your room, try and take notice if it is truly pitch black. If it isn’t, that very well may be the reason that you have trouble getting to sleep, which in turn leads to not getting enough overall. You may think that the small blue light from your electronic device doesn’t matter. Or you ignore that tiny ray coming in from the street lamp thinking that it doesn’t make a different, but it does. What exactly can you do about it? It’s time to consider getting a sleep mask.
There are a wide variety of options and benefits when it comes to sleep masks. Personally, I love this website because it helps break down the different types. It gives a lot of information about brands, benefits and things to consider before purchasing one.
Blocking out light entirely can seem trivial at first, but it helps our brains calm down and you will notice that it’s easier for you to relax and fall asleep when your subconscious brain isn’t being kept awake because of light. Falling asleep faster will allow you to get more quality sleep in, ensuring a more productive day.
Sleep won’t only be better at home, but you’ll find that traveling is easier and less draining as well. Instead of feeling frazzled and tired on the plane, you would be able to sleep in your seat without being kept awake from natural light or the lights in the aisle. You would even be able to take away the urge to people watch instead of getting shuteye. At your home or on the go you will find that your sleep improves immensely.